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Manager in Transaction Services

The Firm:

HW Fisher is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates and high-net worth individuals.

Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively.

Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 31 partners and approximately 270 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

HW Fisher Transaction Services and Corporate Finance team undertakes all of the transaction related and corporate finance assignments within the Firm.

Corporate Finance leads clients through a range of transactions including business sales, acquisitions and management buy-outs and advises on valuation issues and assists with business plans, forecasting and information memoranda. We act for businesses across all sectors, from start-ups, small owner-managed businesses to established companies. Transaction Services includes due diligence reports for purchasers, funders and vendors and transaction management.

The department is a small, tight knit team who work closely together. Partners and managers are actively involved in all assignments; however personal responsibility and a proactive attitude are encouraged.

The Role:

We require a Manager in Transaction Services to join our team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

You can expect to work on a variety of transactions. In certain instances you will find yourself managing a project team helping to provide financial due diligence and investigative analysis to assist clients with their potential transactions. In other instances you will work alone, undertaking your own analysis and report writing, rather than managing and reviewing work from others in team.

You will be working with clients including private and listed companies, partnerships and individuals.

Much of the work will involve financial analysis at a high level and communication of your findings in written reports.

You will need to demonstrate good analytical skills, structured thinking, commercial awareness and the ability to work in a small team. You will need to prepare concise, accurate documents while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues.

Overseeing and managing the following projects and reporting to Partners; depending on our workflow your responsibilities may include:

  • Financial Modelling: Forecasting, Discounting, Cash Flow Modelling and analysis of Balance Sheet and P& L.
  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Preparation of Business Plans
  • Company valuations including discounted cash flow and comparable company analysis.
  • Preparation of prospectuses & Information Memoranda
  • Reporting Accountant assignments for IPO’s & listings

The Candidate:

We require an ACA or ACCA qualified candidate with experience from within a professional services environment.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of due diligence
  • Valuation experience
  • Proven audit experience with a wide range of clients
  • Proficient technical ability (IFRS & UK GAAP)
  • An ability to prioritise workload
  • The ability to work independently
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, with genuine appetite for growth
  • An analytical and well organised approach
  • Being a quick learner, with an aptitude for technical concepts
  • A proactive nature and be able to demonstrate initiative
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Creativity in problem solving, undertaking own research to provide solutions
  • Self-motivation to take initiative for personal growth and development
  • A professional presence
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages

The Benefits:

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Group Life Cover
  • 25 days holiday on commencement
  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
  • Flexi-time
  • PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)
  • Contributory Private Health Scheme
  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle voucher scheme


To apply for this position please contact Michael Fraser at

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